Sport in Schools
Sport in Schools
Glenalmond College emerged as the winners of the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools Under-18 Plate after defeating Glasgow High School 26-6 in the final at Murrayfield last night.
Lauren Gilmour, from Stromness Academy in Orkney, was awarded the players' player of the tournament at the recent Netball Europe Championships in Dublin. Scotland under-17 won one and lost two at the event, improving on last year, and Gilmour was the star player.
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The Scottish Schoolboys beat Wales 2-0 in their Centenary Shield clash in Newport last Friday.
Stonelaw High School's Jack Hamilton claimed the SSAA Secondary Schools' cross country championship for over-17s with a superb run at Beach Park, Irvine. Hamilton finished in 21:09 to beat Luke Traynor of Mearns Castle. Mearns Castle finished top school, however.
George Watson's College achieved a notable rugby double at the Goldenacre Sevens on Saturday ahead of their own tournament at Myreside today, after winning the under-18 and under-16 competitions with victories over the hosts, George Heriot's School, in both finals.
Rugby has become increasingly popular among Orkney's schoolchildren since the arrival of development officer Bruce Ruthven
THE BREWIN Dolphin Scottish Schools Cup U18 final will take place on Saturday afternoon but without the major six-match rugby festival that was planned.
Stewart's Melville College have named an unchanged squad for tonight's Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools under-18 Cup semi-final against George Watson's College at Myreside.
NETBALL: Peebles High School lead the way with two players having been selected in the Scotland under-17 netball squad that will compete in the European Championships in March.
BADMINTON: Hundreds of school pupils in the Perth area are having badminton taster sessions this week to try and get them hooked on the sport ahead of the senior national championships in the area which starts on Friday.
The Scottish Schools under-18 footballers narrowly lost their first outing to a mixed Queen's Park under-17/19 team at Toryglen Indoor Arena.
MORE than 150 schoolchildren in a deprived area of Dundee are now enjoying gymnastics on a regular basis thanks to the hard work of a willing team of volunteers.
Strathallan School's Director of Sport Audrey Syme has hailed brother and sister Angus and Eilidh Gibson after they were both selected in the Scottish Canoe Slalom National Development squad.
Rory Stewart from Crieff High School finished runner-up to Egypt's Ziad Roshdy in the boys' under-15 category at the Scottish Junior Open in Edinburgh, going down 11-7 11-8 11-6. Stewart, a member of the Central performance squad, fought hard in all games but was unable to match the shot-making ability of his opponent.
JOHN Barclay has more reasons than most to recall the Scottish Schools Cup final as the now Scotland flanker made an early call to play through the pain barrier to get his hands on the trophy.
FORMER running champion turned councillor Alison Johnstone is going back to her roots in a bid to tackle a shortage of athletics coaches in the Capital. The Green councillor is set to begin her qualification in November to "give something back" to the sport she has enjoyed for years.
A NEW drive to get teenage girls involved in physical activity was launched today, based on pilot schemes in Edinburgh which saw hairdryers and straighteners installed in changing rooms and pupils designing their own PE kit.
ONLY one of Scotland's 32 local authorities is definitely hitting targets for the provision of physical education in schools, The Scotsman can reveal.
LIKE most little boys his age, Aaron Murrell loves to play football. The nine-year-old is already in his local team and hopes to play for Hibernian one day.
SPORTSCOTLAND has published new guidelines on the provision of school playing fields, in a bid to encourage local authorities to invest in facilities that will give youngsters a sporting chance.